BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Campus Management Corp., a provider of enterprise software products and services for educational institutions, announced today it was chosen by the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) to implement its student information system (SIS).
The implementation of a student information system was one of only two recommendations by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) in October 2010 aimed at improving acquisition workforce training. DAU has worked hard to achieve step one of this recommendation – soliciting for and procuring the commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) product. To this end, the General Services Administration's National Capital Region awarded the DAU SIS contract to Campus Management on January 14.
"We are excited about the capabilities of this system and the transformation that it will bring to the workforce," said Mark Whiteside, Chief Financial Officer at DAU. "In order to provide the best possible training to the Defense Acquisition Workforce, we need a product that is transparent, integrated, and easy to use with 21st century technology. I'm confident that is what the system will deliver."
In keeping with the Department of Defense's current focus on efficiency and smart acquisition, the new system will simplify the training process and allow representatives from the Services and DAU staff to more efficiently perform their jobs.
"With continually emerging technology, the time is now to capitalize on the best practices of commercial vendors. The utilization of an existing student information system platform should allow the Services to provide more timely and accurate application processing to our workforces," said Scott Greene, Acquisition, Education, and Training Branch Chief for the Army.
"We view this engagement with DAU through the General Services Administration as strategic to our own vision for the future of educational delivery," said Timothy B. Loomer, president and CEO for Campus Management. "Today's students come from such a broad range, including the women and men in our armed services. Like DAU, we value efficiency and flexibility, both in terms of educational impact and its costs. We are honored to be a part of the program that DAU and the GSA have prioritized for our Department of Defense."
The student information system implementation project is expected to take 18-24 months.
About Campus Management Corp.
More than 1,700 colleges, universities, foundations and other companies in 17 countries rely upon Campus Management Corp® enterprise software products and services. Talisma® is part of Campus Management's CampusVue® Ecosystem, a vision for a fully integrated, centralized administrative and e-Learning platform that unifies services, academic delivery, administrative management, and reporting for the range of public, private, and proprietary postsecondary institutions.
Campus Management's award-winning student information system is used by more than 75 percent of the largest U.S.-based proprietary and online colleges. Additional offerings include: fundraising software; financials; HR solutions; and Talisma CRM, a leading Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) solution for Higher Education and a range of other industries. Campus Management employs associates worldwide, providing clients with a full range of consulting implementation, support, training, and integration services. For more information, visit www.campusmanagement.com.
About the Defense Acquisition University
The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) is a corporate university for the Department of Defense. With a faculty and staff of more than 650 personnel, DAU coordinates learning programs for more than 140,000 DoD AT&L employees. DAU provides a global learning environment to support a mission-ready Defense Acquisition Workforce that develops, delivers, and sustains effective and affordable war fighting capabilities. DAU serves military and civilian acquisition personnel throughout their careers through certification training, performance consulting, communities of practice, and continuous learning solutions. In FY 2010, DAU graduated 234,251 classroom and online students.